for colored girls who have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf

for colored girls who have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf is Ntozake Shange’s first work and most acclaimed theater piece, which premiered in 1976. It consists of a series of poetic monologues to be accompanied by dance movements and music, a form Shange coined as the choreopoem. for colored girls… tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. – Wikepedia

The show was first produced by Woodie King for the New Federal Theatre, then by Joseph Papp at the Public. The Broadway production was presented by Joseph Papp and Woodie King, Jr. at the Booth Theatre, a New York Shakespeare Festival Production in association with New Federal Theatre. Cast & crew listings are for the Broadway production.

Presented as part of the 1975-76 Season

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Ntozake Shange Ntozake Shange
Director Oz Scott
Musical Director Diana Wharton
Choreographer Paula Moss
Stage Manager John Beven
Asst. Stage Manager Fai Walker Davis
Set Designer Ming Cho Lee
Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton
Costume Designer Judy Dearing
Actor Janet League
Actor Aku Kadogo
Actor Ntozake Shange Ntozake Shange
Actor Paula Moss
Actor Risë Collins
Actor Laurie Carlos
Actor Trazana Beverley

All 1975-76 Season productions: